U.S. forces will reach 68,000 by year's end when all the extra 17,000 troops that Obama announced in March are in place. An additional 4,000 troops will be sent to train Afghan forces.
Not only is Obama refusing to bring our military home, and ending this unsustainable war; but as of this Friday, November 13th, he still hasn't ruled out, that up to 40,000 more troops could be deployed to Afghanistan in the very near future, putting more of our servicemen in harms way. A waste of lives and money, as escalating this war will accelerate our downward spiral into the abyss of debt, by costing another $40 billion for mobilization, adding even more destruction to our economy.
Whether it's government-run healthcare, the illegal alien invasion, or the wars abroad, Obama continues to proceed with his own agenda, refusing to listen to the American people. Just last Saturday, protesters marched in an anti-war demonstration in Washington, (http://pennylanepress.blogspot.com/2009/11/african-americans-march-against-obama.html), demanding our military personnel be brought home immediately.
How much financial damage is being inflicted on American citizens by their own government? While Washington continues to fight pointless wars abroad, the U.S. economy is collapsing right before our eyes; thanks to the government's insatiable spending frenzy, championed by the Federal Reserve. As the Fed continues to print billions of dollars out of thin air, enriching the military- industrial complex, our currency is ensured to lose it's value.
- "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." - - Dwight D. Eisenhower